Death of parent quadruples depression risk in children

07/24/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

The risk of depression more than quadruples in children and young adults who suffer the death of a parent, U.S. researchers reported. Study data found 10% of bereaved youths were depressed, compared with 2% of those who hadn't lost a parent. Researchers said if depression continues for at least nine months, it is more likely the young person still will have symptoms of depression two years after the parent's death.

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